Blast from the Past : Card Tearing

An incredibly fun way to train.


Over the past five years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Card Tearing.

If the Card Tearing eBook got you thinking seriously about this wonderful feat, you're not alone. Here are just a few of the more challenging card tearing displays we've seen over the years :

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Further reading

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Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



Like this? Check out :

Unusual Goals Require Unusual Measures.

How do you train for something like that?

Blast from the Past : Hand Strength - Grip, Bending and Tearing.

Get ready for some seriously strong hands.

Tearing a Phone Book.

How to go about it.

Leverage lifts: A Reverse Engineering Problem Turned to a Breakthrough in Power.World-class gripster Adam T Glass looks at several truly incredible leverage lifts. If you're after seriously powerful wrist, hand and grip strength - this is definitely the place to start. Superb.
TGIF : weekly round-up (WE Fri 24 Oct 08).One Armed Upright Row.A great week here on Straight to the Bar. The highlights :...


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